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The curling rink. Curling originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played during winter on frozen ponds, lochs and marshes.
Snow shrouds the Olympic village in Turin, Italy.
A sunlit view of the ski slopes at the 2006 Winter Olympics. On Wednesday, Alpine skier Anja Paerson won the women's slalom, giving Sweden its fourth gold of the games and its 10th medal overall.